The boy begins slavering for his favourite burfi. As to why this may be is uncertain though it may be a case that neither parent wishes to spoil their son. He is all alone and deserted in a crowd of strangers. In the fair the child was attracted by the cries of a sweetmeat seller. He ran hotly again, this: He offers him a ride on the roundabout, to distract him as well.
It is only when a person is lost can they be found and the boy has found that the most important thing for him is his parents. The motherly care adds more beauty to the context of the beauty of the scene. Then, he sees a flower vendor and The lost child mulk raj anand seller.
He tries to find his parents in the people who are busy in laughing, jesting and moving all round.
The child only cried bitterly, saying that he wanted his father and mother. The child, unaware of their whereabouts, loses his way this time and reached the fair instead.
The greatest attraction for the child came next. There was a roundabout in full swing. The kind hearted man tried to console the child by offering him a ride on the roundabout, but the child repeated his cry for his parents.
Something that leaves the reader feeling as though the boy is really very innocent. He turned to look at his parents.
The child looked up to his father and mother, saturated with the shrill joy and wander of this vast glory, and feeling that they, too, wore the evidence of this pure delight in their faces, he left the footpath and plunged headlong into the field, prancing like a young colt, his small feet timing with the fitful gusts of wind that came rich with the fragrance of more distant fields.
However it might be important to remember that the boy himself does not necessarily consider his parents mean. There was no sign of them. This could be important as the boy rather than wanting the things that he had previously wanted only wants the security of his mother and father.
Another theme that the author has touched is the courage that the child exhibits.
It was a mustard field in flower, which stretched for miles like a rippling yellow river. He joined his parents and walked along them with side be side but again left them being attracted by a number of little worms and insects.
Having run to and fro in a rage of running for a while, he stood defeated, his cries suppressed into sobs. So he walked on farther. The fact that the boy is lost from his parents could also have some symbolical significance.
His turban comes off and clothes become filthy with sweat and mud. Among them a happy little boy was following his parents. This time he ran to a crowded temple. He edited several magazines.
He tries to find them in the people who are busy laughing, jesting and moving all around.
But knowing his parents had forbidden him to hear such coarse music as the jugglers played, he proceeded farther. As he came to where they had stopped to wait for him, he could not suppress the desire of his heart, even though he well knew the old, cold stare of refusal in their eyes.
The child turned his face from the sweet shop and only sobbed: As he can see there are toys in the shops lined along the way. He turned to look on either side. If anything the boy seems to forget about everything that he might want when he is connected to nature.
Central to it is humankind's responsibility to world outside. He left the footpath and entered into the mustard-field and began to chase some dragon-flies and a black bee or a butterfly. He breathed his last on September 28, As they neared the village the child could see many other footpaths full of throngs, converging to the whirlpool of the fair, and felt at once repelled and fascinated by the confusion of the world he was entering.
The child was simply carried away by the rainbow glory of their silken colours and he was filled with an overwhelming desire to possess them all.Jan 31, · The Lost Child — Mulk Raj Anand (Summary) The Lost Child — Mulk Raj Anand The short story “ The Lost Child ” by Mulk Raj Anand describes how a.
THE LOST CHILD Mulk Raj Anand It was the festival of spring. From the wintry shades of narrow lanes and alleys emerged a gaily clad humanity, thick as a swarm. The Lost Child is a riveting short story by Mulk Raj Anand. A little boy and his parents are on their way to a village fair on account of a spring fair.
The alley leading to the fair is alive with a vivid combination of colours and people. THE LOST CHILD Mulk Raj Anand It was the festival of spring. From the wintry shades of narrow lanes and alleys emerged a gaily clad humanity, thick as a swarm. Mulk Raj Anand was an Indian writer in English, notable for his depiction of the lives of the poorer castes in traditional Indian society.
One of the pioneers of Indo-Anglian fiction, he, together with R. K. Narayan, Ahmad Ali and Raja Rao, was one of the first India-based /5.
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